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    20 Things From Cabela’s That’ll Help You Make The Most Of Your Next Camping Adventure

    If you're looking to enjoy the great outdoors, scroll down for some awesome essentials.

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    1. A BioLite camp stove kit that will make your next camping cookout way more fun. It has a phone charger, four-burger grill, and hot water boiler so you really can't go wrong.

    the BioLite CampStove being used by campers

    Promising review: “This camp stove does everything it claims! Top-notch construction and even the packaging was really simple with minimal waste. I love how compact it is when everything, except the grill, fits together.” —Mitch M

    Price: $239.99

    2. A lightweight fast-drying towel perfect for those summer camping trips where you'll be swimming in a lake, river or other body of water.

    the sea to summit drylite towel in blue

    Promising review: "Works really well when you're out in the woods and want to dry off from a dip in the stream or after a shower. Very lightweight and dries very quickly. No more damp towels when camping!" —Tundracamper

    Price: $19.99+ (available in three sizes)

    3. A 20-ounce Hydro Flask coffee travel mug because caffeination is key. It will keep your iced coffee cold for up to 24 hours and your tea hot for up to 12, making it perfect for any outdoor activities you have in store for the summer.

    the hydro flask coffee travel mug in black

    Price: $34.99 (available in six colors)

    4. An inflatable camp pillow so you can rest easy in the tent at night. Plus it's super compact and will definitely be a lot more comfortable than sleeping on a pile of clothes.


    Promising review: “I bought this pillow when I lost my old one from another company. I've used it a half dozen times and it's turned out to be perfect for me. Comfortable, light, and takes up very little space in my pack. On top of that, it's inexpensive.” —Anonymous

    Price: $24.99

    5. An any-season four-person tent that's arguably the most important piece of camping gear you can buy. It was field-tested in Alaska so it's perfect for breezy summer nights and will keep you protected no matter what the weather has in store.

    the four-person Alaskan guide model tent

    Promising review: “My partner and I bought this tent after getting soaked in another brand of tent. We took it out for four days. Two of those days were when a tropical storm was passing through and we stayed super comfortable and dry. The tent held up great to the winds as well. I wish I could say the same for our pop-up canopy!” —Lmcgrady

    Price: $349.99

    6. A self-inflating sleeping pad for the person who loves to camp, but still requires a quality night of sleep. It's the perfect way to elevate your tent setup — you won't regret the investment when your back isn't killing you post-backpacking trip.

    The Sea To Summit women's sleeping pad in blue

    Price: $119.99+ (available in two sizes)

    7. A 12-tray food dehydrator that makes packing food for a camping trip or thru-hiking expedition as easy as adding hot water. You can make full meals or dried fruits, all without preservatives and for a fraction of the cost of those pricy, pre-made dehydrated meals. We promise you won't regret it.


    Promising review: “Excellent dehydrator for the money. Have done two batches of jerky and am 100% impressed with it. A major step up from our older stackable dehydrator. My only regret is not purchasing this sooner." —shotgunrem14

    Price: $199.99

    8. An Osprey women's backpack for the person who appreciates super high-quality outdoor products. If you're looking for a pack you'll have forever, look no further than Osprey.

    the Osprey Ariel 55 women's backpack

    Price: $259.99 (available in two sizes)

    9. A Yeti stackable mug so you can enjoy your morning coffee in the great outdoors. If you're away from home, you don't have to sacrifice your caffeine intake because this to-go Yeti is great for all summer activities — fishing, camping, boating, you name it!

    the Yeti rambler stackable mug in aqua

    Price: $24.99 (available in five colors)

    10. A Cabela pellet smoker that will make grilling in the summertime a super luxurious experience. If you're planning on car camping and happen to have a big truck, this is a huge upgrade to your fireside meals that will deliver every time.

    the Cabela smoke station in black

    Promising review: “We love this grill. It makes amazing food with great flavor. One huge benefit to this grill over others is that it has a slide that allows you to sear meat which holds in the juices while smoking it.” —GTMike

    Price: $499.99

    11. A pair of Keen sport sandals for the person who's a total water bug. They're ideal for swimming and water activities but can also be worn for short hikes or walks.

    the Keen's whisper sandals in black

    Promising review: “This is my fourth pair of Keen Whisper sandals. I did have to go up a half size, but I like the fit, comfort and the fact that my toes are covered in this style. Keen shoes are long-lasting. I currently wear my oldest pair (that I still have) while in the garden.” —Fafn8r 

    Price: $99.99 (available in women's sizes 6–9.5, 11, and three colors)

    12. An outdoor rocking chair because it's never a bad time to invest in your physical health. Sitting on the ground or rocks can take a toll on your back. By adding a chair — and one that rocks too — to your camping setup, you'll offer your body some much-needed relaxation.


    Price: $54.99 (available in three colors)

    13. A moisture-wicking sun hat with a chinstrap so your face won't get scorched. It's perfect for those who forget to reapply sunscreen and will keep you from getting a wicked burn that could potentially ruin your perfect summer day.


    Promising review: “A gal had one of these hats at the park and I asked the brand. In looking at the website I noticed that this brand offers some hats with smaller sizes which is what I needed. Bought a hat for my granddaughter too and it is perfect for her!” —Grandma

    Price: $36+ (available in four colors and two sizes)

    14. A pair of North Face waterproof hiking shoes that are super lightweight and perfect for all-terrain. Honestly, you really can't go wrong with North Face.

    the North Face waterpoof hiking shoe in olive

    Price: $129.99 (available in women's sizes 6–10)

    15. A Columbia casual skort for the person who likes to look cute while they hike. It's super stretchy, has pockets and can be worn not just for hiking, but also for running, dancing, cycling, tennis, or even just walking around the neighborhood.


    Promising review: “Excellent fit, comfort, and style! I have this skort in five different colors and wear them all summer!" —Beth B

    Price: $39.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL, 1X, and four colors)

    16. A collapsible bowl because sometimes the best items are the most essential ones. You'll definitely need a bowl or two for any camping meals this summer, so why not make it a super compact one? Great for pups too!


    Promising review: "We bought eight of these and absolutely love them. They also have measuring lines inside, as do the cups. Cleanup is a breeze. They collapse and stack so nicely in our camp box. Very durable." —WVeerman

    Price: $16.99 (available in two colors)

    17. A lightweight backpacking pot so you can enjoy a home-cooked meal from, well, anywhere! It's perfect for alpinists and long-distance backpackers who have to be mindful of every ounce they carry.

    the GSI outdoors halulite boiler backpacking pot

    Promising review: “I bought the 1.1-liter so my son and I could actually cook on the trail (as opposed to just heating water for freeze-dried meals) and it's a great performer. Good heat distribution, the size packs a 110-gram canister and small stove among other things, and it's pretty light. We have about 100 backpacking miles on ours now, and we have no complaints cooking over both an alcohol stove and an isobutane canister. The only issue I had was the rubberized coating on the handle disintegrated because I had a heat shield wrapped too close when running our alcohol stove — clearly my fault. I just peeled it off. It was an easy fix and haven't had an issue without the insulation (if I do I can always grab my bandana).” —BackpackerDad

    Price: $29.99+ (available in two sizes)

    18. An ultralight hammock for the person who just wants to relax under the rustling trees in a backyard, forest, or any wooded area. It's lightweight so it'll keep you cool and it's super packable and easy to set up, which is always a plus after a long hike.

    Cabela's, DadCamping

    Promising review: “Used this hammock for two months. It wasn't my night sleeping shelter (tried it overnight twice, need different gear), but it was my afternoon nap go-to. Quick to set up, quick to dry and quick to pack away. It's pretty thin so if you're going to use it for cooler camping adventures, you may need to add some layers. Also, no mosquito net — don't forget that if you're going out.” —DadCamping

    Price: $29.99 (available in two colors)

    19. A light rain jacket so you can be prepared for even the most unsavory summer weather. Just because it's mostly sunny doesn't mean you won't experience a storm from time to time. Best to be ready for anything!


    Price: $39.99 (available in sizes S–2X and four colors)

    20. A magnesium fire starter that will get your summer campfires going in any weather conditions. Plus, each flint boasts 25,000 strikes!

    the Colorado Cylinder Stoves StrikeMaster Fire Starter

    Price: $29.99

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